The Source


1h 29m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The blending of archival footage with new interviews and dramatic recreations bring the cultural history of the Beat Generation to life. Marking the birth of this countercultural movement from its inception in West Coast bohemian living in the 1950s to the hippie enclaves of San Francisco in the 196

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Source
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Winstar Cinema

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

The blending of archival footage with new interviews and dramatic recreations bring the cultural history of the Beat Generation to life. Marking the birth of this countercultural movement from its inception in West Coast bohemian living in the 1950s to the hippie enclaves of San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s, The film proposes an effect of Beat philosophy and aesthtics on art and popular culture as well as such timely contemporary issues as gay rights, women's rights, minority rights and cultural sensitivity and awareness.

Film Details

Also Known As
Source
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Winstar Cinema

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States September 10, 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States October 15, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 23, 2000

Released in United States Summer August 25, 1999

Shown at docfest: New York International Documentary Festival June 2-6, 1999.

Broadcast in USA on PBS (American Masters) April 2000.

USA distributor WinStar Cinema was formerly Fox Lorber Features.

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (documentary competition) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video May 23, 2000

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at docfest: New York International Documentary Festival June 2-6, 1999.)

Released in United States Summer August 25, 1999

Expanded Release in United States September 10, 1999

Released in United States October 15, 1999 (Los Angeles)